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pastrychef's Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (WI-FI AC) build w/ i9-9900K + AMD 6600 XT

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after hours of tests I can say this build ,17G2112, is better than 17G65... boot very fast , benchmarks is up values ... i dont have more time for this, but need more test ... here any example...
before....( 17G65 )
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after ( 17G2112 )

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pastrychef

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Hi Pastrychef,
I finally had time to go over just about every message on this thread... good read :) Shows that if I read everything, I wouldn't of ask my last question about the EFI transfer from USB to Boot disk... but anyway....
I haven't updated my profile so here's what I have...
ASUS ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming
CPU = 8700K
16G memory
80G SSD
Onboard graphics (for now) using HDMI
BenQ 27 inch 2K Photographer Monitor (SW2700PT)

I do a lot of photography editing and started to edit video using FCP (on my iMac 2011) and I need an upgrade so here it is. After all the reading, I believe I'm looking at a
Sapphire 11265-05-20G Radeon PULSE RX 580 8GB GDDR5 DUAL HDMI / DVI-D / DUAL DP OC with Backplate (UEFI) PCI-E Graphics Card Graphic Cards
What do you think? A less hassle free install and less issues to deal with compared to a nVidia card (1070).. stability wise/overall.
Mucho thx
 

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Hi Pastrychef,
I finally had time to go over just about every message on this thread... good read :) Shows that if I read everything, I wouldn't of ask my last question about the EFI transfer from USB to Boot disk... but anyway....
I haven't updated my profile so here's what I have...
ASUS ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming
CPU = 8700K
16G mem
80G SSD
Onboard graphics (for now) using HDMI
BenQ 27 inch 2K Photographer Monitor (SW2700PT)

I do a lot of photography editing and started to edit video using FCP (on my iMac 2011) and I need an upgrade so here it is. After all the reading, I believe I'm looking at a
Sapphire 11265-05-20G Radeon PULSE RX 580 8GB GDDR5 DUAL HDMI / DVI-D / DUAL DP OC with Backplate (UEFI) PCI-E Graphics Card Graphic Cards
What do you think? A less hassle free install and less issues to deal with compared to a nVidia card (1070).. stability wise/overall.
Mucho thx

Yes, in my opinion, AMD video cards make much more sense than Nvidia cards now.

Yes, the Sapphire RX 580 Pulse should prove to be trouble-free. I have one installed in a build I did for a friend.
 
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Yes, in my opinion, AMD video cards make much more sense than Nvidia cards now.

Yes, the Sapphire RX 580 Pulse should prove to be trouble-free. I have one installed in a build I did for a friend.
Thank you
 

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If/when you try 17G2112, please try with this EFI.

Ok, great news...

Just updated to 17G2112 on a bootable clone drive and the EFI works perfectly.

Even better news...

After reading a few threads regarding the new native Coffee Lake support I thought I would try it without the injected platform-id etc... worked perfectly.

Next step, tried without WhateverGreen... works perfectly. Audio through DP works too (I don't use it, but thought I would try it)

One snag I hit when updating to 17G2112 was that it completely removed my EFI folder. It was fine as I just used a USB stick I have with a working bootable EFI, but its something to note.

So... TLDR;
Build 17G2112 allows us to use the UHD 630 completely natively with zero additional kexts or injections.

EDIT: The new build also picks up the CPU in About this Mac, rather than saying Unknown. You can also see that the graphics are being picked up as CFL (Coffee Lake).
 

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Ok, great news...

Just updated to 17G2112 on a bootable clone drive and the EFI works perfectly.

Even better news...

After reading a few threads regarding the new native Coffee Lake support I thought I would try it without the injected platform-id etc... worked perfectly.

Next step, tried without WhateverGreen... works perfectly. Audio through DP works too (I don't use it, but thought I would try it)

One snag I hit when updating to 17G2112 was that it completely removed my EFI folder. It was fine as I just used a USB stick I have with a working bootable EFI, but its something to note.

So... TLDR;
Build 17G2112 allows us to use the UHD 630 completely natively with zero additional kexts or injections.
from where download you 17G2112 ?...
 
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